The Friends of Congress Square Park

The park in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine

The Friends of Congress Square Park

Thank You for a successful first season!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make Congress Square Park the place to be this past year! We are already in planning mode for more fun community activities next year.  Check out our calendar for upcoming winter events.
We want to take a moment to thank all our incredible volunteers, community partners and neighbors who helped us transform Congress Square Park into a vibrant public space. A special thank you to SPACE gallery, Small Axe Truck, Urban Sugar Mobile Cafe, Michael Clyde Johnson, Pandora LaCasse, Portland Public Services Department, Portland Planning Department, Acting City Manager’s Office, Portland Economic Development Department, Portland’s Downtown District, Project for Public Spaces, and all the fantastic artists, musicians, and organizations who shared their talents for our public events. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished together and look forward to much more to come!


!Free WiFi in the Park!


Where is Congress Square?

Located at the crossroads of Congress Street and High Street, Congress Square Park is one of the most visible of Portland, Maine’s parks.

Congress Square Park has long been a hub of outdoor arts activities ever since its inception. As Portland’s only park with a landscaped amphitheater-performance stage and its location directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square Park proudly bears the distinction as The Heart of the Arts District.

map of downtown Portland Maine, featuring the heart of the arts district, Congress Square Park

Map from the City of Portland Vision Statement: A Plan for the Arts District.